Saturday, March 25, 2017

25th of March 1821 - The Hellenic Rebirth

“Vosstan, o Gretsiia, vosstan”

Arise, o Greece, Arise!
Not in vain you strained all your forces,
Not in vain had been violently shaken
Olympus, Pindus, and Thermopylae.

Under the peaks of their ancient sky
The youthful liberty appeared,
And on the grave of Pericles;
And the sacred marbles of Athens.

Land of the heroes and gods
Break forever the chains of slavery
While singing the inspired songs
Of Tyrtaeus, Byron, and Rhigas!

Alexander Pushkin


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